a festival of arts
with Embassy of India Bern & Soorya India Festivals


17th International Kalamela will be conducted on 30th and 31st of Mai 2020.

Kickoff of Kalamela 2020

The 17th Keli International Kalamela was kicked off by Ambassador H.E Mr. Sibi George on 26th January 2020 by receiving the first registration from Felin Valiplackal, and was handed over to Mr. Jose Veliyath the President of KeliSwiss.


Keli International Kalamela - the largest Pravasi Youth Festival held outside India, organized by KELI Switzerland - is scheduled in Zurich Switzerland.

The contestants coming from different parts of the world will be competing in dance, music, fine arts and media events. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners of all the events will be awarded certificates and trophies. In addition to that, special awards like Soorya India Kalathilakam or Kalaprathiba Trophy and Certificate for the best performing female or male artist, Fr. Abel Memorial Trophy and Certificate for the overall champion in non-dance events, KELI Kalaratna Trophy and Certificate for the overall champion in dance events and Janapriya Awards for media events (Photography, Short film and Open Painting) are to be won.

Global Shortfilm Competition

On public demand, the acclaimed Kalamela short film competition becomes truly Global. Creative talents can participate from anywhere in the world. It is NOT mandatory for the participants of the short film competition to be present at the Kalamela venue.

Indian Food Festival

Food, an inseparable part of Indian culture is yet another highlight of Keli International Kalamela. Various authentic South and North Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisines are served for the guests during the festival.

For All Young Artists

Keli International Kalamela has turned out to be the International Event for all young artists who want to test their ability against other talented counterparts in most of the known forms of Indian Arts.

When Keli is getting ready to host this most acclaimed and prestigious event outside India, hundreds of most talented artists will travel from different parts of the world to contest in fifteen different disciplines in four different age groups.

Festival Of Indian Arts

After the scintillating successes of previous years, preparations are underway to organize yet another Mega Mela on 30th and 31st of Mai 2020 for our young artists hailing not only from Pravasi backgrounds, but also for anyone who has learned the rich art forms India has to offer.

In its pursuit towards universality, Keli is lifting the pravasi barriers in all the age group, for any versatile artists, who may qualify to compete in this prestigious event

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision is to bring together all the talented young performers and artists of Indian classical dances and other art forms from all over the world and to provide them with a genuine platform for cultural and artistic development.

Our Mission is to contribute immensely to safeguard and nurture our centuries old rich culture and traditions through investing in its various forms and faces. We would like to be known as Guardians of Indian Art and Culture..

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